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CERB recipients to be transferred to EI program soon: PM

BY The Canadian Press, Jul 31, 2020 10:39 AM - REPORT AN ERROR

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a news conference at Rideau cottage in Ottawa, on Friday, March 13, 2020. Trudeau got thanks from Canada's premiers Friday for $11-billion in federal funding to confront the health and economic impact of the rapidly spreading novel coronavirus — but heard that much more will be needed to weather the crisis. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

CERB recipients to be transferred to EI program soon, says PM

The government is going to create a transitional benefit to help workers such as gig or contract employees, who exhaust the Canada Emergency Response Benefit and don't qualify for employment insurance.

The CERB is due to wind down in several weeks. Today's announcement means those who are eligible for E-I will move to the separate program.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the program will include access to training, and the ability to work more hours without having such a steep clawback of benefit payments.

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